Support Worker

Heritage Care
Sutton Park
£8.25 rising to £8.75 after probation
01 Feb 2018
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Heritage Care has a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker to join the team in Sutton and surrounding areas. Joining us on a part time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £8.25 rising to £8.75 after probation.

Heritage Care is a charitable organisation that provides a range of flexible individualised care and support services for people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.

We look to recruit people who both embody and share our values: People that always behave with integrity and that seek to inspire everyone they come in contact with. People that respect diversity and value inclusiveness. People that constantly innovate to meet the needs of those we serve and impact lives in a positive way.

My Support Worker must be willing to support me to be in control of my own life and committed to helping me to live a valued life within my community. As a Support Worker you will need to develop warm and trusting relationships with people with learning difficulties to help them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.  Your priority will be to understand the needs and wishes of people and support them accordingly through person-centred planning and to evaluate the plans to ensure they are appropriate.

You will need to have a passion for care and supporting people and be able to demonstrate an understanding of person-centred planning.  You will also be a keen team player with good listening skills and have an NVQ / QCF in health and social care. As well as being able to demonstrate a good standard of written and numeracy skills as well as good basic IT skills.

Good communication is necessary as you will need to work positively with other people, including family, other staff and social and health care professionals. You must have the ability to build community links and develop new local activities for individuals, be able to support people to develop skills towards independence, be able to partake in swimming, using the gym, sports, walking, Zumba and have the ability to use IT.

The benefits we will offer our Support Worker include:

- 28 days holiday including bank holidays

- Pension scheme

- Child Care Vouchers

- Bike to work scheme

- Discount scheme with a wide range of retailers

- Refer a friend scheme

- Interest free season ticket loan for travel

We also offer an excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided.  We offer QCF training (recognised by the City & Guilds) which can lead to formal nationally recognised care qualifications.

Salary: £8.25 rising to £8.75 after probation.

Hours of work: We are looking for two part time Support workers working 16.5 hours pw. You will be based in Sutton.

All successful candidates are subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to become our Support Worker, please apply now. We’d love to hear from you.